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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Alzheimer's Association
    Partner Statement: ​ The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to partner with the National Institute on Aging and the National Football League Alumni Association to convene the Super Bowl Brain Health Conference. This conference series will provide a forum to advance topics relating to Black men in aging research, including cognitive health, Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. We proudly support this dialogue, which will engage researchers and other interested stakeholders on this important topic.
  • National Institute on Aging
    Partner Statement: ​ The National Institute on Aging is committed to conducting research on health disparities in ADRD. Healthy brain aging is a growing public health concern. Black men, in particular, suffer high rates of biological, psychological, and sociocultural vulnerabilities that could uniquely and substantially increase their AD/ADRD risk. Black males are sorely underrepresented in brain aging research, with participation at only 20-25 % of that of Black females
  • NFL Alumni Association
    Partner Statement: ​ The mission of the NFLAA Mental Health & Wellness Initiative is to put mental health and wellness at the core of supporting former NFL Athletes and their families, by creating an integrated balance between their post-football identity, their community, their peers, and their spirituality. ​ Our goals are to: Optimize human potential Create opportunities for positive mental health Help players transition to life after the game Support former athletes, the communities they come from and the communities they live in Aggregate mental health & wellness information for alumni to access easily Build opportunities for NFLAA members to help others raise their mental health
  • USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging
    Partner Statement: The USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging builds upon the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work’s longstanding tradition of conducting socially relevant research, innovating educational practices, influencing policy making, fostering community-university partnerships and sharing best practices with direct service providers. The USC Roybal Institute maintains a strong interdisciplinary focus, with collaborations among faculty and professionals in such fields as social work, gerontology, psychology, preventive medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, oncology, American studies and ethnicity, and public policy. Its mission is to advance research whose goal is to enhance optimal aging for persons in minority and low-income communities.

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Due Date:

September 15, 2023

Notification of Acceptance:

November 5, 2023

Questions? Please contact:

Dr. Desiree Byrd


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Aug 26, 2021

NFL Alumni Association, Alzheimer's Association announce partnership

The partnership will work to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia.


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